Candy Girl (The Four Seasons song)

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"Candy Girl"
Single by The Four Seasons
from the album Ain't That a Shame and 11 Others
B-side"Marlena (from the same album)"
ReleasedJune 1963
LabelVee-Jay Records
Songwriter(s)Larry Santos
Producer(s)Bob Crewe
The Four Seasons singles chronology
"Ain't That a Shame!"
"Candy Girl"
"New Mexican Rose"

"Candy Girl" is the title of a hit single recorded in 1963 by the Four Seasons. Written by Larry Santos, it is the first original Four Seasons single not composed by either Bob Gaudio or Bob Crewe. The writer, Larry Santos, would become a chart artist in his own right with 1976's "We Can't Hide It Anymore". "Candy Girl" reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and No. 13 on the R&B chart, the last of the group's entries to make the R&B chart.[1]

The song tackles the subject of a girlfriend where, "our love is real." The Four Seasons song is a rock ballad to a loving girlfriend ("I've been a-searching o’er this big wide world/Now, finally, I found my/Candy Girl").

The B-side, "Marlena", was a Top 40 hit in its own right: it reached No. 36 on the Hot 100. It was written by Gaudio.

A stereo version was released in 1975, on The Four Seasons Story album.[2]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 212.
  2. ^ MusicMike, Candy Girl, YouTube, retrieved July 26, 2016

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